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Should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

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Dr. William Austen
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

Patient safety is the most important consideration with these types of procedures.
Patients often want many things done at once. It is very common and safe to perform breast surgery and abdominoplasty at the same time. However, each patient must be evaluated carefully by a board certified plastic surgeon and the risks fully explained.

In brief: Very common

Patient safety is the most important consideration with these types of procedures.
Patients often want many things done at once. It is very common and safe to perform breast surgery and abdominoplasty at the same time. However, each patient must be evaluated carefully by a board certified plastic surgeon and the risks fully explained.
Dr. William Austen
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessary

I would discuss the potential for performing the surgery simultaneously unless there is a compelling reason to stage the operations.
This is commonly performed together and referred to as the "mommy makeover". Discuss this with your surgeon.

In brief: Not necessary

I would discuss the potential for performing the surgery simultaneously unless there is a compelling reason to stage the operations.
This is commonly performed together and referred to as the "mommy makeover". Discuss this with your surgeon.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Many times breast and tummy procedures can be combined depending on your health, weight and the complexity of each of the procedures.
If you decide to separate into two stages i recommend my patients wait 2 months before the next procedure to allow the first one to be well healed. There is no consensus on this so tell your plastic surgeon about your concerns and see what s/he recommends.

In brief: Not necessarily

Many times breast and tummy procedures can be combined depending on your health, weight and the complexity of each of the procedures.
If you decide to separate into two stages i recommend my patients wait 2 months before the next procedure to allow the first one to be well healed. There is no consensus on this so tell your plastic surgeon about your concerns and see what s/he recommends.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Alexander Nein
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

These are common procedures that are commonly performed together safely.
Depending upon your health and exactly which procedures will be performed that could even potentially be done as an outpatient together. Contact plastic surgeons who are certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www.Abplsurg.Org) in your area for a specific evaluation of your needs.

In brief: Not necessarily

These are common procedures that are commonly performed together safely.
Depending upon your health and exactly which procedures will be performed that could even potentially be done as an outpatient together. Contact plastic surgeons who are certified by the american board of plastic surgery (www.Abplsurg.Org) in your area for a specific evaluation of your needs.
Dr. Alexander Nein
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Mommy makeover

If you are in good health these are commonly done.
If you want to compare the procedures that are done with breast reconstruction for the diep flap then these surgeries are done in combination everyday. You should be able to have both done at the same time.

In brief: Mommy makeover

If you are in good health these are commonly done.
If you want to compare the procedures that are done with breast reconstruction for the diep flap then these surgeries are done in combination everyday. You should be able to have both done at the same time.
Dr. Robert Whitfield
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Sometimes

A tummy tuck changes the abdomen making it easier to see the potential utility of doing additional surgery.
Doing it all at the same time doesn't give the patient that ability. It is also less strenuous on your body to recover from one operation at a time. This is debatable and the answer is often a matter of philosophy.

In brief: Sometimes

A tummy tuck changes the abdomen making it easier to see the potential utility of doing additional surgery.
Doing it all at the same time doesn't give the patient that ability. It is also less strenuous on your body to recover from one operation at a time. This is debatable and the answer is often a matter of philosophy.
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not necessarily

They can be done together or apart depending on what you are looking for and your finances.
There also may be health issues so you should talk with your plastic surgeon.

In brief: Not necessarily

They can be done together or apart depending on what you are looking for and your finances.
There also may be health issues so you should talk with your plastic surgeon.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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